This term, our team of ten visiting Music teachers have, between them, completed a staggering 70+ individual trial Music lessons to help children decide what musical instrument they would like to learn. On the back of that, more than 30 children have taken up a new instrument since September, such super news! The Music department is thriving and we can certainly look forward to more of the informal instrumental concerts which we have already enjoyed this term thanks to over 20 of our talented and accomplished Year 3 and Year 5 pupils.
Despite this, some of our visiting music teachers still have one or two free slots in their timetable, so it’s not too late if your child is keen to get started on a musical instrument. The form to apply for trial lessons (along with further information about the cost and practicalities of taking individual music lessons) can be found here. We would particularly like to encourage children to take up an orchestral instrument so they can enjoy the benefits of participating in the School orchestra and other ensembles a little further down the line. The violin, cello, flute, clarinet and brass instruments are all excellent choices. It would be lovely to have some new recruits for the orchestra when it is able to start rehearsing again!
Finally, a round of applause for the nine pupils who sat and passed external Associated Board instrumental examinations last week. Congratulations to Darasimi B (Violin, Grade 1), Clementine B (Singing, Grade 2, pass with Merit), Lydia H (Cello, Grade 1), Harry H (Cornet, Grade 4), Henry H (Piano, Grade 1), Rachel J (Piano, Grade 1, pass with Merit), Aryaa O (Piano, Grade 1, pass with Merit), Adam S (Singing, Grade 2, pass with Merit) and Olivia W (Violin, Grade 2) – an excellent set of results, well done!